- Valerio Olgiati
The students will design a building starting from a given general theme, such as “public space”, “tower”, “timber”, etc., which will become the motto of the design studio for the whole semester. We propose three different themes in each semester. The students will develop one of the three topics individually with one of the three assistants and in public discussions with the teacher. Each motto is designed so as to be a source of shared inspiration for a further project development that will be both purposeful and free. All the parameters of the project, such as the site and the program, form part of the choices that each student will have to cope with individually by developing their own interpretations of the motto.